Some Recommended Men's Communities

Author: Bill Fairman


Benedictine Monks Rt.Rev. Francis Benedict, OSB, Abbot St. Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Rd. - Box 40 Valyermo, CA 93563-0040 805-944-2178

Brigittine Monks -Order/Most Holy Savior Br. Benedict Kirby, O.Ss.S., Prior The Brigittine Monastery 23300 Walker Lane Amity, OR 97101 503-835-8080

Canons Regular of the Immac. Concept. Fr. Pasquale Vuoso, C.R.I.C. 1523 Golden Gate Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90026 213-664-1305

Fathers of Mercy Very Rev. John O'Brien, CPM, Supr. Gen. 14480 Bowling Green Rd. South Union, KY 42283 502-542-4146

Franciscan Friars of the Renewal Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R. St. Crispin Friary 420 E. 156th St. Bronx, NY 10455 718-665-2441

Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word Fr. Joseph Wolfe, MFVA, Superior 5821 Old Leeds Road Birmingham, AL 35210 205-956-6455

Hermits of Mt. Carmel Fr. Peter Bourne, HMC, Prior Hermitage of St. Joseph P.O. Box 37 Lemhi, ID 83465

Legionaries of Christ Fr. Anthony Bannon, LC, Natl. Dir. 475 Oak Avenue Cheshire, CT 06410 203-271-0805

Little Brothers of St. Francis Br. James Curran, LBSF, Servant General 789 Parker St. Mission Hill, MA 02120 617-442-2556

Mercedarian Friars Fr. Michael Rock, O. de M. St. Raymond Nonnatus Novitiate 7758 E. Main St. Le Roy, NY 14482-9701 716-768-7110

Monks of Mount Tabor (Ukrainian) Rt. Rev. Boniface Luykx Holy Transfiguration Monastery P.O. Box 217 Redwood Valley, CA 95470-0217 707-485-8959

Norbertine Fathers of Orange Rt. Rev. Ladislaus Parker, O.Praem., Abbot 19292 El Toro Rd. Silverado, CA 92676-9801 714-858-4583

Oblates of the Virgin Mary Fr. David Kueter, OMV, Rector Our Lady of Grace Seminary 1105 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02215 617-266-5999

Oratorians The Oratory 1372 King St. West Toronto Ontario. CANADA M6K 1H3

Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter Fr. Arnaud J. Devillers, FSSP, Reg. Supr. P.O. Box 196 Elmhurst, Pa 18416 717-842-4000

Salesians of Don Bosco Very Rev. Timothy C. Ploch, SDB, Provincial Salesian Provincial House 148 Main Street New Rochelle, NY 10802 914-636-4225 Sedes Sapientiae (Oblates of Wisdom) Rev. Msgr. F. John McCarthy, Director Sedes Sapientiae Study Center Via Concordia, 1 Rome, ITALY 00183

Sedes Sapientiae (Oblates of Wisdom) Fr. Benjamin Luther [U.S. Contact] St. John the Evangelist Rectory 6705 Old U.S. Highway 45 Paducah, KY 42003 502-554-3810

Society of St. John Fr. Frank E. Chiodo, Superior 1915 University Ave. Des Moines, IA 50314 515-244-3101

>>>>> >>>>> <<<<< <<<<< Some of the above religious communities are relatively "new" but have some type of "official'' recognition (diocesan or otherwise). If you need more information, please contact:

Mr. William D. Fairman Society for Religious Vocations 10016 South Komensky Avenue Oak Lawn, IL 60453-4140 (708)424-4550 (Voice & Fax) E-mail: